Finalist: San Francisco Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2013

Mission and Firm Philosophy

Paoli & Geerhart, a partnership formed in 1998 by Tom Paoli and Chuck Geerhart, is dedicated to providing first-rate quality representation to seriously injured people.

Our mission: to represent people we really want to help.

Our guiding philosophy: honesty, tenacity, flexibility, optimism, and compassion.

At Paoli & Geerhart the partners collaborate on every case the firm handles, bringing their individual experience, talent and enthusiasm together to provide truly exceptional personal representation to their clients. You can be assured that your case will receive the personal attention of the partners.


Meet your attorneys:
Bay Area attorneys Tom Paoli and Chuck Geerhart discuss their law practice.

We Get Results

Client struck by a commercial vehicle and suffered serious personal injuries.
RESULT: $5 million settlement (Policy limit settlement)

A cashier who suffered a massive degloving injury to both legs when she was run over by a tour bus.
RESULT: (Confidential settlement)

The airline passenger who had a stroke on an international flight. Airline failed to take proper steps to get medical help or land the plane promptly.
RESULT: $4,150,000

A tenant who suffered severe smoke inhalation because her landlord did not provide adequate smoke detectors.
RESULT: $1,000,000 (Policy limit settlement)

An air traffic controller who was injured when poorly maintained elevator stopped abruptly, rupturing discs in her neck and requiring surgery.
RESULT: $1,000,000 (Policy limit settlement)

A victim of childhood sexual abuse by a Southern California priest.
RESULT: $950,000

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